Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD or TMJ) is a neuromuscular disorder which affects the functional balance of the jaw joint. It can be very painful, causing headaches, jaw pain, progressive deterioration of your teeth, and other symptoms. TMJ is often misdiagnosed by doctors and even dentists, and patients often suffer for years, unaware of the condition and that it can be treated effectively without surgery. Kinnelon TMJ dentists Dr. Robert Logan has over 25 years of experience treating TMJ and can provide you definitive, non-surgical treatment.
The nerves, muscles, and joints in your mouth all work together. When they are not working together in harmony, it causes pain and muscle tension. When the jaws are misaligned and when the upper and lower teeth do not line up with each other properly, chewing is painful and less effective and your teeth can become damaged. TMJ can cause a myriad of symptoms including headaches, ringing ears, popping or clicking jaw, and restorations that fail.
The Right TMJ Treatment
Kinnelon TMJ dentist Dr. Robert Logan has extensive training and experience in neuromuscular dentistry and TMJ treatment. In 1984, he participated in a year-long residency in Cranio-mandibular dysfunctions. He completed post-graduate studies at the Pankey Institute and is a Fellow of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).
Many dentists who offer TMJ treatment rely on the manipulation of the jaw joint, without taking into consideration the muscles and nerves. Dr. Logan takes a neuromuscular approach in treating TMJ so that you get healthy and long-lasting results.
Neuromuscular rejuvenation restores your bite to its optimal position, bringing balance to your facial profile while restoring comfort and improving your dental health. Relief from TMJ means relief from the pain and other symptoms, and it stops the progressive deterioration of your teeth, gums, and jaw bone. It is often referred to as a neuromuscular facelift because it can take years off of your appearance.
The imbalance in your profile and constant muscle tension associated with TMJ can create deep lines and creases around your mouth and the collapsed face look so often seen in old age. The pain, tension, and fatigue also make you look older than you really are. As a part of your smile makeover, neuromuscular rejuvenation can restore your youthful appearance and make you feel better while preserving your dental health.
A Neuromuscular Approach
At Integrated Dental Aesthetics we recommend a neuromuscular approach to all of your diagnosis, evaluation and treatments. This ensures that the dental care you receive today will not cause harm in the future and that the results will be comfortable, function properly, and be long-lasting.
To learn more about TMJ and neuromuscular dentistry, or to schedule your consultation, please contact Integrated Dental Aesthetics, in Kinnelon, New Jersey today.